Disney has picked up the US distribution rights to the Australian drama series, “Vanishing Act”, for Hulu.
This series is based on a true story and delves into the mysterious disappearance of businesswoman Melissa Caddickand, a case that has police baffled, and Australia divided as her running shoe washed ashore on a deserted beach – with her disembodied foot inside.
It stars Kate Atkinson (Wentworth, Jack Irish) as Caddick alongside Colin Friels (Total Control), Jerome Velinksy (Love Child) and Maya Stange (A Place to Call Home). It is produced by Kerrie Mainwaring and Matt Ford – who also wrote the script alongside Michael Miller – and directed by Geoff Bennett.
The series debuted on the Nine Network in Australia earlier this year, and distributor DCD Rights has sold the rights to ITVX and ITV in the UK; pubcaster RTE in Ireland; C-More in Scandinavia; and Warner Bros Discovery in New Zealand.
Nicky Davies Williams, CEO of DCD Rights, said in a statement:
“It is a highly produced and exceptional Australian drama, which is even more compelling to viewers because it is based on a true story which is almost too incredible to believe.”